Loosing print jobs

William R. Knox wknox at mitre.org
Thu Jan 25 17:32:55 GMT 2001

We solved this problem by creating a separate spool directory for each
printer. While this doesn't completely resolve the issue, it does prevent
one persons print job form one printer from blowing away the job for
another printer. Just a thought. Apparently, version 2.2 will solve this
rather difficult issue. Good luck!

			Bill Knox
			Senior Operating Systems Programmer/Analyst
			The MITRE Corporation

On Thu, 25 Jan 2001 Andrew.Bates at sashuk.com wrote:

> Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 16:56:28 +0000
> From: Andrew.Bates at sashuk.com
> To: samba at us5.samba.org
> Subject: Loosing print jobs
> Hello,
> We are having a problem printing from winnt machines to a samba printer
> server.
> The software we use uses the same name for most things that are printed,
> also it sends some information to the printer before it has compiled the
> report, resulting in a delay between the file being created and the job
> starting to spool.
> It seems that what is happening is that somebody starts to print, the file
> is created in /var/spool/samba at 0 length.  Then if someone else prints
> before the job spools, there job replaces the first.
> We are running Samba 2.0.7 under Red Hat 7.0.
> Following is section from smb.conf:
> [printers]
>      comment = All Printers
>      path = /var/spool/samba
>      guest only = Yes
>      guest ok = Yes
>      printable = Yes
>      browseable = No
> Thanks is advance
> Andrew

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